Jan 30th, 2004 - Mar 7th, 2004
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Smyth
Marcellus, Gravedigger, Musician Paul Eggington
Bernardo, Rozencrantz, Musician Dennis J. Scott
Cladius David Cochran Heath
Hamlet Nick Cordileone
Plonius Tom Stephenson
Laertes, Musician Greg Thompson
Ophelia Ayla Yarkut
Messenger, Musician Chrissy Reynolds-Vögele
Attendant, Musician Allan Heath
Haratio Walter Murray
Musician Sandy Flores
Guildenstern, Musician Jon Lorenz
Gertrude Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Ghost Robert Smyth
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Lighting Design Nathan Peirson
Scenic Design Mike Buckley
Stage Manager Melinda Roos
Properties Design Chrissy Reynolds-Vögele
Fight Choreographer Martin Katz
Original Music & Sound Design Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Audio Design Greg Campbell
"Lamb's powerful, entertaining new production is tightly paced while still maintaining all of the memorable language that makes the play great."
- ( North County Times )
"The show is well grounded in the focused energy of Nick Cordileone's solid and sympathetic Prince. He excellently conveys Hamlet's bitter public grief, his private rage, and his manic streak that some mistake for madness."
- ( Backstage West )
"The production engrosses, even entertains. Cordileone delivers the famous soliloquies facing the patrons, enlisting audience support in answering the many philosophical and practical questions he poses. There's a surprising clarity of motive in his Hamlet, and some moments of fine comedy."
- ( San Diego Union-Tribune )
"A solid production of the world's greatest play. The three hours fly by."
- ( SanDiego.com )
"Spine-tingling live music. One of the most exciting fencing duels I've seen onstage."
- ( North County Times )